The Hour of the Bell: A Novel of the 1821 Greek War of Independence Against the Turks

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From the raids of mountain guerillas and local village uprisings, to the first great sea battles of small island fleets, to the siege of Tripolitza, Petrakis has recreated the Greek War of Independence from Turkey. This epic story interweaves tales of stunning cruelty and heroism, of compassion, love, sacrifice, ambition and betrayal-on both sides of the conflict.

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"In a time when the anti-hero, anti-story and anti-talent are the vogue, Harry Mark Petrakis has the courage to bring out an epic rich in tension, action and heroism, the zests of life...which will endure as a remarkable literary achievement."-Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Harry Mark Petrakis has been praised by the New York Times as "one of our finest writers" and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. From his background as the son of a Greek Orthodox priest in Chicago's Greek-American community, he authenticates the characters in this book and in his other novels, including "The Hour of the Bell," "Nick the Greek," "A Dream of Kings" and its sequel, "Ghost of the Sun." He is married, with three sons, and in addition to writing, he lectures and teaches at writers' conferences.

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